Deep State Kitchen – Lenny’s Family Recipe Pancakes

This is a generic picture from the internet. The pancakes in this recipe will be thinner and lighter then this .

Lenny’s Family Recipe Pancakes

Serves 3-4, or 2 “Hungry Eaters”

I do not know the origins of this recipe, but I do know it’s been passed down throughout the family and modified over several decades. Rumour is, it comes from a great grandmother in Scandinavia, but I’m honestly not sure.

These are hands down, the best pancakes I’ve ever eaten in my life. I say that without exaggeration or reservation.


You’ll need to get yourself a large flat cooking surface that evenly distributes controlled heat such as an electric griddle or flat top grill. A large nonstick pan or cast iron skillet will work in a pinch, but you will have to continuously control the temperature and cook the cakes 1-2 at a time.

A wide or rounded pancake spatula.


  • 1 egg
  • 2 – 1/2 Cup Buttermilk
  • 3/4 Tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 – 1/4 Cups Sifted Flour

Let’s cook!

Lightly grease (or butter) and preheat griddle or cooking surface to 375°.

Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl except for the flour.

Add flour and mix just until blended but slightly lumpy.

Pour just under 1/4 cup(ish) of batter per cake onto your 375° griddle. You want to just use your best judgment here, they are pretty thin and you can put down many of these in one sitting. I aim for about 4 to 6 per griddle so I’m not cooking one at a time.

Cook until bubbles start to pop and edges form slight rigidity; roughly 45 seconds to 1-1/2 minutes.

Flip and cook other side for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Be vigilant as it’s easy to overcook the cakes.

Serve with butter and favorite topping like maple syrup or jam.

Bonus Tip

You’ll probably want to try this “as is” the first time through. However, be prepared to make a second batch if you are feeding yourself and kids. I recommend a double batch for most occasions. As a child, the first time my dad made these for me, they were so good I ate over 2 dozen of them in one sitting. They are very light and tasty when prepared correctly!

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